Heather and the boys followed us to Ikea in Round Rock this morning — their first time in such a store. Heather found a few things she needed for her house, while MF and I bought items as well. (On the way there, we were stuck in traffic for 30 minutes; it turned out that[...]
I took the van out & filled up with gas (17.7 mpg on our second tank, almost all of it city driving, and including the one-hour drive through the safari yesterday at about 2 miles per hour), then washed it — a pathetic attempt to remove cow & camel slobber from the day before. By[...]
Visited Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari with Heather & the boys. We saw zebras, buffalo, a camel, goats, elk, and a few others. In the petting zoo, Rebecca bravely walked among the goats and sheep, though she occasionally hid behind my legs when a larger animal approached her. She hand-fed several goats. She[...]
Went to Cameron Park Zoo in Waco — our fourth trip I think. This time we went in the morning. Rebecca had a great time; she remembered some things. I was surprised that she knew what an “owl” was — she must’ve learned it from TV. We ate at the in-park restaurant (“Plaza Cafe”), which[...]
Trip to Waco Zoo in the afternoon. As happens often on these outings, we came across a photography class taking pictures. They seemed to be going at the same pace as us so we were with them at many exhibits. One girl in the class was deaf and saw Rebecca signing “more” for more grapes.[...]
In the morning, Rebecca and my wife went to the grocery store. I mowed the back yard and took my car out to get gas and a wash. After lunch, we head to Sweet Berry Farm.
Finally repaying my brother for his visit to us a few months ago, we drove to Arlington today and spent the afternoon there.
My wife and I had been planning for a while now to take Rebecca on a “test road trip”, since our daughter has mostly been a stay-at-home baby since her release from NICU. Background: Rebecca was born about seven weeks early, with an immature immune system and premature lungs, right at the start of RSV[...]
Sorry for the five-day delay in posting to this blog. I haven’t gone that long since the first week we moved here. My excuse: My wife’s been off work for several days. When she’s home, I like to spend time with her, whether it’s on a day-trip, shopping, watching a movie, cooking, talking, or simply[...]
Today, my wife and I took a day trip to Waco, Texas, mostly to see the Texas Ranger Museum. You can see all the pictures by clicking here, or watch the slideshow here. Here are a couple of my favorites from the day.